Scarlett Johansson Talks The ‘Obnoxious’ Side Of The Gender Pay Gap And Planned Parenthood

04.09.16 3 years ago 3 Comments
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When someone thinks of Scarlett Johansson the last thing that comes to mind is to feel bad for the Hollywood A-lister. That’s for a good reason; Scarlett Johansson is an incredibly talented, beautiful actress who has landed quite a few choice roles in recent years, with her stock continuing to rise with no end in sight. So when the topic of the very real gender pay gap in Hollywood comes up it turns out that ScarJo isn’t entirely comfortable with chiming in about it, given her favorable standing and blockbuster movie roles.

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan she discusses what she calls the more “obnoxious” side of the gender pay gap and how for someone who is compensated as well as she is, she feels a bit “icky” talking about it.

“I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”

The interview with Cosmopolitan covers a vast array of topics, with Johansson weighing in on a number of topics from how ridiculous these attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood are to knowing when a relationship hits rock bottom. Scarlett Johansson appears in the upcoming adaptation of the Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell.

(via Cosmopolitan)

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